THE ROAD MAINTENANCE COST MODEL
The objective of the Road Maintenance Cost Model research was to formulate an overall framework for the conversion of ongoing research efforts into a methodology for the estimation of route-specific and service-specific unit costs for road maintenance. A computer model, which simulates the mechanisms by which rail deteriorates under traffic to levels where replacement of the rail is normally required, was constructed and improved. Methodologies for the estimation of deterioration and related costs for ties and ballast with changes in traffic and track condition were also developed. This work was performed at the Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport with the support of Canadian National, Canadian Pacific Ltd and Transport Canada.
Canadian Institute of Guided Ground TransportQueen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada
Department of Transport, CanadaTower C, Place de Ville
Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N5, Canada
- McIlveen, E R
- RONEY, M D
- Lake, R W
- Publication Date: 1981-3
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 62 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Ballast (Railroads); Costs; Deterioration; Life cycle costing; Maintenance of way; Rail (Railroads); Railroad ties; Railroad tracks; Statistical analysis; Track components; Traffic density; Wear
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Ballast quality; Cross tie deterioration; Track deterioration
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Finance; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00334957
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT Rpt. 80-16 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DGSR-15
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM